What's For Dinner #61 - the Back to (Home) School Edition - Sept. 2020

i’m loving the anchovies on that pizza, but poor kitty! it’s so sad that they can’t tell you what they’ve gone through.

i had a cat years ago disappear for almost a week - i was out of my mind. then she turned up one day as if nothing had happened. maybe stuck in someone’s garage or something… hopefully kitty’s wounds all heal up!


HS#2 and wonderful DIL spent last weekend on a lake in Clare County, mid-Michigan. I asked them to stop at any farm stand on a county road before they got to I-75, to bring us home some COTC. They did. And threw in a couple or Orange tomatoes. That was dinner tonight. And it was terrific, let me tell ya.


Tonight we made pork loin country-style ribs in this Thai-esque marinade, beets roasted with Vietnamese spices, and a salad of blanched green beans, tomato, orange pepper, cilantro, jalapeño, chopped peanuts, and avocado in a dressing with lime juice, peanut butter, fish sauce, soy sauce, agave nectar, and some apricot-chili granules I randomly picked up at the Asian market a while back. The spicy-sweet salad was the star.


Zucchini fritters are one of my must-make summer dishes. Today was the day.


Steamed green beans with Marcona almonds and pan con tomate (not pictured) were agreeable accompaniments.


BF made chicken Cordon Bleu. Pan fried before finishing in the oven. Too hungry to take a proper picture, but there was mashed potatoes.


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Later than usual dinner tonight - salmon (using ATK cold pan method which works quite well except for a bit of skin sticking - very crisp skin) seasoned simply, roasted broccoli, leftover sautéed spinach.

This is the other plate; I gobbled mine up.

Discovered belatedly that sibling had eaten chinese leftovers while I was on my weekly call with friends, rather than cook the salmon that had been defrosted :rofl:


VERY glad he’s OK!


That looks so delicious!

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Hope all is well.
You didn’t ask me, but i’m butting in. Will share to the media thread as well, because I am so watching this. For some reason I have not been watching any food streaming, but I’ve been watching endless reruns of Columbo, Murder She Wrote, Monk, abd …Diagnosis Murder!


1 / 3 pound Brisket Burger from Mario’s Meats in Eastpointe, MI. I intentionally under seasoned the patty to bring out the brisket flavors. Mo Weber understood.

Bommarito Bakery supplied the rolls…


Dinner Tuesday night from David Steingarten’s It’s All American Food. Excellent book, but the Green Chicken Curry was more soup like. Usually don’t use a recipe because I can easily get it the way I like. For this we used eggplant, carrot, onion, zucchini, and?? can’t remember all. Also tried the curry paste in a can instead of the usual Mae Ploy. Liked the fact we used the entire can. Fresh (frozen) makrut lime leaves. Served over brown rice - all quite tasty.


Dinner last night. DD1 came down to join us. Taco salad with accoutrements. Outside dining, and blackberry cobbler with vanilla ice cream for dessert.


Tonight we had smoked shrimp cocktail and caramelized onion dip out with drinks:

Followed by egg and ham bake with broccoli, cheddar, and tots with tomato salad:


Very nice set-up!

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Pixel too, but not every time.

H’s ex coworker had a cat missing for 6 months, the cat was a indoor but roof cat and had no idea how to return home on the ground. He put posters on the street, but months passed with the snowing cold winter, he nearly gave up. One day in spring he got yet another call, a woman said she saw the cat described on the poster, he couldn’t believe his eyes when saw the cat again, so thin, but yes, she survived! Cats are tough.

Problem of male, even mine is neutered.


Linguine with lobster, corn, and cherry tomatoes happened.

Can you tell that I’m not letting summer go without a fight?



FIGHT ON! Your resistance is in good cause.


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BLTs on good old fluffy white bread, for a change. FM veggies were turned into baked ratatouille with thyme, basil, and chopped olives (what we had). Ate it at room temp, and it actually went really well with the BLTs. Mine had a bit less bacon, but added spicy smoked salmon too, plus my aioli. I was sad when that sandwich was over.